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Vanderwhacker Mtn Wild Forest


Vanderwhacker
Pond

 

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Vanderwhacker Pond is a small, remote pond located off Boreas Road in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest of the central Adirondacks. There is currently an unmarked herd path that leads to the pond. The DEC plans to create a marked footpath to the pond at some point in the future. The toughest part is to find the trailhead to this hike.

The start of the trail and small pull off for one vehicle is located along Boreas Road, 14.2 miles west of I-87 or about 2.7 miles east of Tawahus Road on the north side of the road. The GPS coordinates are N43 56.742 W74 00.464 of the pull off for those who have a GPS devise. The pull off is marked with some paint on a tree at an opening in the forest. The herd path starts on the left corner of the pull off and follows Vanderwhacker Brook to start.

It is 0.75 miles of hiking before you reach the pond. This hike has an elevation gain of nearly 200 feet from the pull off to the pond. There is no discernable path around the pond. Since this hike follows an unmarked path, you should look at this hike as a bushwhack. Be sure to be properly prepared with the correct hiking supplies. As long as you stay near Vanderwhacker Brook, you shouldn't get lost. The brook runs from the pond to Boreas Road.

 

Pull off along Boreas Road for Vanderwhacker Pond

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